Head to Head Survey: Southland (SLND) and The Competition

Southland (NASDAQ:SLNDGet Free Report) is one of 18 publicly-traded companies in the “Heavy construction, except building construction – contractors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Southland to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Southland and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Southland -1.66% -14.55% -3.27%
Southland Competitors 1.81% 6.34% 2.87%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Southland and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Southland $1.16 billion -$19.25 million -12.26
Southland Competitors $19.60 billion $725.52 million 23.25

Southland’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Southland. Southland is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Southland has a beta of -0.27, suggesting that its stock price is 127% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southland’s rivals have a beta of 0.83, suggesting that their average stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Southland and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Southland 0 1 1 0 2.50
Southland Competitors 47 483 761 18 2.57

Southland presently has a consensus target price of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 45.63%. As a group, “Heavy construction, except building construction – contractors” companies have a potential upside of 5.20%. Given Southland’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Southland is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.9% of Southland shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.1% of shares of all “Heavy construction, except building construction – contractors” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.4% of shares of all “Heavy construction, except building construction – contractors” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Southland rivals beat Southland on 12 of the 13 factors compared.

About Southland

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Southland Holdings, Inc. engages in specialty infrastructure construction business in North America and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Civil and Transportation. The Civil segment designs and constructs water pipelines, pump stations, lift stations, water and wastewater treatment plants, concrete and structural steel, outfall, and tunneling. The Transportation segment designs and constructs bridges, roadways, marine, dredging, ship terminals and piers, and specialty structures and facilities, as well as convention centers, sports stadiums, marine facilities, and ferris wheels. Southland Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1900 and is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas.

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